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Name: Igor  Yanovich (IPA: Igor Yanovich)
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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State and/or Country: MA
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Philosophy of Language
Specialty: formal semantics
Selected Publications: Selected publications:

Choice-functional Series of Indefinite Pronouns and Hamblin Semantics (2005, in Proceedings of SALT 15)

On the nature and formal analysis of indexical presuppositions (2010, in Proceedings of LENLS 6)

Certain presuppositions and some intermediate readings, and vice versa (2011, in Springer volume 'Different kinds of Specificity Across Languages')

The problem of counterfactual de re attitudes (2011, in Proceedings of SALT 21)

How much expressive power is needed for natural language temporal indexicality? (2011, in Proceedings of WoLLIC 2011)
Courses Taught: At Moscow State University:

'Possible and impossible worlds' (with Elizaveta Bylinina, 2006)
'The logic of formal semantic theories' (2007)
Reviewer of: Semantics: Fox & Lappin (2005) (LL Issue 16.3631)
English Historical Linguistics (LL Issue 24.1640)

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